Private Utility Locating Services

Mt. View Locating Services, LLC locators specialize in the detection of underground utilities such as water, sewer (where access is possible), telecommunications, CATV, electric,  gas, underground tanks, & unlocateable pipes for utility providers, private businesses (hotels, apartments, commercial facilities, airports, city parks and government establishments such as schools, post offices, ports, military bases) as well as contractors, homeowners and engineering or consulting firms. Along with many of our services, Mt. View Locating Services, LLC also provides Sonde and GPR method locating for unlocateable sewer, storm lines and conduits.

Why do I need private locates?

Washington State law, RCW 19.122 States that any and every person doing any type of excavation must call before they dig! When you call for a public locate using 1-800-424-5555 or 811 the individual utility companies will locate and mark services that are only owned by them with the rest being the responsibility of the homeowners, business owners, contractors, and excavators to have the private utilities located at their own expense. Some examples of these private utilities are electric, gas, phone and water services, & sewer. Many industrial complexes have privately owned communication, power, water, gas, irrigation, & sewer systems between main buildings and outlying buildings.  By locating these utilities (when and where possible) you can avoid large repair bills and unproductive down time that can run up job costs. Even for the minor home improvement jobs (such as installing fences, signs, planting trees, etc.) require locates.

Mt. View Locating Services, LLC Locators are committed to customer satisfaction with over 100 years of experience in the industry.  We truly are Your Partners in Damage Prevention

Contract Utility Locates
(Offered for Public Utility Providers ONLY)

Our firm currently locates for a wide array of utility one-call providers such as municipalities, PUDs, power companies, and communication companies. We would love to offer this service to your firm; please inquire by e-mailing You can also call 360-829-5166 (WA customers) or 503-246-2420 (OR Customers). We can also provide a list of references.


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